Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 11, 1963 · Page 1
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fenitoniAL .... SOCIAL . . . . TEUi VISION , . PAofe 4 , PAGE IS . PAGE 30 MAnKtm / ; ;; ; ; PAGE 3 ^ £S - h :::: : yii 20 PAGE 34 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 12? Years tow 6B, ttfgh 85 (Complete Weathef, JP*t* ft) Established January 15, 1836* V61, CXXVI1, No, 151 ALTON, ILL., THURSDAY, JULY 11,1963 38 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press, 1 *% "•&'*' '-v V<£', *t ' ft* ' S. W •>\i- POST OFFICE SITE ;5Plf 'i*$$*$!¥ r.??;, / - This is the site of the proposed post office that will ho builf; on the Union Electric property at Eighth and Belle Streets. Tho city must vacate a portion of City Paves Way for New Post Office Site Eighth Street and an alley bet\veen Belle and Piasa Street to clear the way for the transaction. Alton City Council Wednesday night took the first step toward clearing the way for construction of a new post office in the 8th and Belle Streets area. Offered by Alderman Newell Allen, chairman of the council's real estate committee, the resolution to vacate 8th street and an alley between Belle and Piasa was referred to the City Plan Commission. The proposed post office will be built on the Union Electric tract situated immediately east of Belle Street and south of 9th London Demonstrators Boo Queen Elizabeth By NORMAN BADDERLY LONDON UP) — British officials were stunned today that Queen Elizabeth II was booed by demonstrators protesting the state visit of King Paul and Queen Frederika of Greece. Communist, anarchist and ban- the-bomb demonstrators shouted invective at the royal party as it entered and left a gala theatrical performance Wednesday night. Elizabeth, visibly shaken, drove off alone and unsmiling;to. Buckingham Palace instead of attending a government reception with the royal visitors and' her husband, Prince Philip. The demonstration was organized by the "Committee of 100 Against Tyranny" to demand freedom for what they call Greek political prisoners. The Greek government calls them murderers and traitors convicted of crimes in the civil .war that broke out at the end of World War II. Relay Appeal Premier Panayotis Pipinelis of Greece saw one of the chief instigators of the demonstrations, Mrs. Betty Ambalielos, today. He promised to give King Paul her appeal for release of her husband, Tony, from prison. Mrs. Ambaticlos said she would take no further part in the demonstrations. Mrs. Ambatielos, 45, is a British Communist, a school teacher, and wife of a Greek Communist who has spent 18 years in prison. "At this moment, plans stand to continue with demonstrations here tonight," said for the Committee a spokesman of 100 after learning of Mrs. Ambatielos' decision, Jeers ' As Queen Elizabeth arrived at the theater with King Paul, the demonstrators shouted "sieg hell" and "fascist swine" at the Greek monarch. She left the theater alone, however, and this time the boos were directed at her. Five rows of police held back the screaming demonstrators. They arrested nine of them, including David Hollman, 29, an American who works here as a computer programmer. Hollman was charged with possessing an offensive weapon—a roll of paper containing a dart. Several minutes before Queen Elizabeth left the theater, booing greeted the departing Greek couple. It reached a peak as Prince Philip joined them in a> glass- roofed limousine and snapped on the interior light. The same treatment was given Queen Mother Elizabeth and newly married Princess Alexandra and her husband, Angus Ogilvy, as they entered their cars. There was some scattered cheering with each outburst, however. Home secretary Henry Brooke denounced the demonstration. "The queen ol England was booed tonight and I am furious," he said. Communist Negotiations Break Down MOSCOW (AP) — Soviet and Chinese negotiators failed to ap pear today at the hilltop villa where they have been debating their ideological differences. Normally the two delegations arrive in black limousines shortly before 10 a.m. but today there was no sign of them and no immediate explanation of their failure to appear. Western observers speculated that the talks, which have been in progress at the villa much of the time since the Chinese arrived last Friday, may have been recessed again. There was a recess on day, reportedly because the Chi' nese were awaiting instructions from Peking following an attack on the Chinese by the Soviet Community party central com mlttee. Some Russians appeared at the villa Tuesday, but the chi nese did not. Today, neither the Russians nor the Chinese came. Street. The resolution offered in council last night said the street and alleyway located within the property has not been used by the public for street purposes in the past. City Counsel John Hoefert said the federal government obtained a "negotiable option" on the property for one year dating from last May 15 so that it can be arranged for someone to erect the proposed building and lease it to the government for post office purposes. No Plans Drawn Alton Postmaster Harold Klinke :old the Telegraph that no plans lave been drawn for the facility at the present time, but that he has been infomed that it has "top prority." Klinke said! he understood the site comprises some 68,000 square feet of space, including 8th Street and the vacated alleys. Based on post office buildings in cities comparable to the size of Alton, such as Granite City and Belleville, Klinke said, the building here would be one-story and' ivould have 20,000 to 25,000 of interior usable space. The cost would be about $300,000 to $400,000, Klinke said. The post office department is "eager" to go ahead with the project, Klinke added, and as soon as Alton approves the vaca- ion order, "the real estate of fice in the Chicago post office region will proceed with plans and specifications. ." Klinke said that, depending on the speed in which the vacation order is put into effect by the ity, a decision as to the success- :ul bidder on construction and the date to begin should be reached by the Chicago office in about seven months. •Big I'liing for Alton' Pointing to the benefits to be derived from the new post office, Klinke said that in new real estate taxes, sales tax revenue Had a Busy Time Jailed, Sets Fire in Cell And Tries to Hang Himself A 37-year-old St. Louis man had a busy night Wednesday, starting with an automobile accident, when he reportedly set fire to his jail cell In Alton and attempted to Jiang himself from the bars. Leo Qpsgrove, 37, set fire to newspapers In Jus cell following hjs arrest in an automobile 9 CC >" cjent at Brown and Jersey Streets, burning; newspapers were another In- removed by .police. Later, »t &<9P a.m., mate of the cell shouted to police that Cosf rove WHS attempting to hlmsjjf. •Qttlww found him - « cell with a shirt wrapped around his neck and tied to the bars. Police took away all his clothes. Cosgrove had been treated ear Her at St. Joseph Hospital for a minor injury suffered in the accident which occurred about 10 p.m. Police said he was westbound on Brown Street when he Jumped the curb at a curve and struck.the front steps of Clarence Beck home at 2417 jersey, damaging them. Cosgrpve was charged with in toxlcatlon, traffic violation, hav ing n° operator's license, having no state license plate an/1 was released today on $8QQ and the business, stimulus to the project ' downtown 'will be a big tiling for Alton." Last year, the city council had considered purchasing the Union Electric tract for $75,000 as a new central fire department station and street department headquarters. However, the project was dropped after the city found that it was legally unable to proceed. Rail Job Committee Holds Meet WASHINGTON (AP) — A new presidential board, assigned to make 'one last effort at uridwind- ing the railroad work rules tangle before expires, a 19-day picked strike reprieve fact-finding as main job today. But the members agreed they will mediate if they can. If the chance for mediation does not appear, their task it to get together a report on which to base the legislative settlement proposals President Kennedy says lie will make. The new board, headed by Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz, was named by Kennedy in connection with his dramatic announcement late Wednesday, less than eight hours ahead of 12:01 a.m. deadline, that the showdown between the carriers and their on- train workers had been put off to July 29. In the interval the board—and Congress if necessary—are to try their hand. The board, which is required b make its report by July 22 and thus give Congress a week foi any further action, met today foi its organizational representatives of session, with the railroads and the operating unions also on hand. Wirtz said at the start that the group's primary function will be to prepare a report and not direct settlement actions. However, he agreed with Gporge Meany, AFL-CIO president and member of the board, that there is nothing to stop mediation efforts if the chance comes up. There are no plans for further negotiations between the parties under government auspices, Wirtz indicated. The key point in obtaining the delay for the board's work was agreement by the railroads to hold off on application of the new manpower-cutting work rules. The unions had said they would strike at once if the changes were made. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Nowadays when you see a man with a woman who looks young enough to be his daughter, it could be his mother. (© 1963, General Features Corp.) 2 Aldermen Stymie UR Dogtown Cleanup Job City Council In Brief Following Is a summary of Alton City Council p r o- ceedlngs Wednesday n I tf !i t. More complete accounts of flu; important council actions arc Included ulmiwliuru In the Telegraph. Two letters from the Upper Alton Business Men's Assn. concerning Upper Alton parking lot were referred to the Real Estate Committee and the City Plan Commission. A report from Public Works Director Paul Lena on a resolution of Alderman James Bailey regarding Installation of speed limit signs on Seminary Road, north of the belt- line, was placed on file. A report on a resolution submitted by Alderman Clifford Dabbs regarding the drainage problem between Elm and Mather Streets from Paul Lenz, public works director, was placed on file. A report from Paul Lenz on a resolution presented by Alderman James Bailey regarding directional signs for the Cherry S t r e et Baptist Church was placed on file. A letter from Everett F. and Mary V. Butler regarding city acquisition of their property across from Rufus Easton School for park use was referred to the real estate committee. A letter from the Mayor of Houston, Texas inviting city officials to attend the American Municipal Assn. meeting in Houston, Aug. 10 to 14, was placed on file. A letter from Clarence Willis of the NAACP to Mayor P. W. Day listing certain grievances anc recommendations for correcting and elimination of racial discrimination was referred to Mayor Day. A report from A. G. Deucker director of Civil Defense, outlining a need for more space and cooperation was placed on file. Housing committee report recommending adoption of a housing ordinance was laid over. Referred to the City Plan Commission was tho vacation of Eighth Street and an alley from Belle Street East for benefit of Post Office Department for construction of new building. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to purchase property for the realignment of Sixth Street to Belle Street was referred to Real Estate and Street Committees. Approved was the appointment of Marshall Cox as special patrolman in Rock Spring Park and Edward A. Burns as a special patrolman in R o c k Spring Trail Court. The Council opened bids on purchase of motor vehicles and referred them to committees for study. Adopted an ordinance aullioriz- ng (lie mayor and city clerk to ease the old Illinois Terminal De- jot to the Junior Service League. Adopted an ordinance establishing rules of procedure for City Council meetings. PtfOWA—Two of 80 sit-in demon* office. A total of 8(5 demonstrators, strutors urotestiug hUlngiiollcbs of tho nniler llio sponsorship of the NAACP, Central Illinois Power Co, are shown on the floor of the firm's' were Arrested at tho power company Weaueaaaj^AP Wirephoto) REMOVING BODY Alton firemen remove the body of George R. Riley, 26, who died early this morning in a fire at his home, 608 Porter Street. The body was found in a corner of the living room. 2 Dead in Car; Hose To Exhaust A Cottage Hills man, 41, and lis 21-year-old stepdaughter were found asphyxiated in a station wagon near Mitchell at 7:30 a.m. :oday. They were Leslie Durham, a driver for Altwood Fuel Co., and Miss Sandra Davis, both of 130G Ninth St., Cottage Hills. Miss Davis, who recently at- .ended a beauty culture school, was employed as a car hop at a drive-in restaurant. Deputy Coroner Henry Pieper of Granite City said the bodies of Durham and Miss Davis were found in a 1963 model station ivagon in a field on the Edward 3urton farm, Route 3, north of Mitchell. A hose had been extended from the vehicle's exhaust pipe through rear door to the interior, Peiper said. Burton found the parked wagon and notified authorities. Pieper said that no notes were bund in the vehicle or near the scene. Mrs. Durham could not be cached for a statment and oilier •clatives declined to comment, saying they had only just learned of the deaths, Both bodies are at Smith Fun- sral Home, Alton. 400 Rescued In Argentina Liner Blaze BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP)—Fire ssvept a river .boat carrying 421 or more persons early today and threatened to send it to the bottom of the River Plate estuary, Passengers and crewmen dived overboard. Fog complicated rescue operations and, though nv,ist were saved, official estimates indicated at least a s.core were unaccounted for. The flames burst out in the 33- year-old Ciudad de Asuncion at 4:15 a.m. as from Buenos she was 50 miles Aires on an overnight run from Montevideo, guay. leo, Ui4i Asphyxiated in Bedroom Blaze George R, Riley, 26, an emyloye of Olin Mathieson, died in a fire at his home at 608 Porter St. early this morning. — Riley's body was found, clad Says Military Spending Cut Billion «y ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON (AP)—Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara a savings in the military's supply procurement system, but declared Jiere are "absolutely no plans" r cutting back combat forces, McNamara, in a news conference, discussed the report he made to President Kennedy on :he first year of his cost reduction program. He estimated savings through changes in buying methods and- mventory systems at $1.1 billion during the past year, compared with a ?750 million advance estimated made a year ago. Savings by the end of the next five years should average about ?3.9 billion annually, instead of the previous estimated ?3 billion, iie said. Asked by reporters whether the cost reduction program might b-2 extended to combat forces, including withdrawal of some combat units from Europe, Mcnamara replied: "I see no basis for reducing our combat forces." He added that the world situation demands these farces be maintained at present levels. He specifically denied speculation that cuts might be made in U.S. combat strength in Western Europe. Among these forces is the equivalent of 6 Army divisions in Western Germany. The savings have been in logls tic—supply—costs and "have not in any way been achieved al a sacrifice of national security," McNunmra wrote. On the contrary, he listed in creaces in combat capability whiei he said have been obtained during the past two years. They had been disclosed in various previous an nouncements, was undershorts, in a corner of a living room in the one-story i-ame residence. Apparently he lad been asphyxiated. The fire, of undetermined orig- .n, burned the bedroom extensively, firemen said, and caused smoke and heat damage to the •est of the building. It appeared, according to the report, that the fire started in he bedroom, since a wall there was burned through and a hole as burned in the floor. The body was found lying face up in the living room, apparently ndicating that Riley had tried to ;et out of the house. A wrist watch vas on Riley's arm. Neighbors reported the fire about 5:55 a.m. this morning and three fire companies responded. Firemen today were still invesli- ;ating the cause of the blaze. Alton police said Riley was on Law on Housing Delayed By JACK UAUUAN Telegraph Staff Writer An attempt to again obtain an urban renewal project for a cleanup of Dogtown was halted in the Alton City Council Wednesday night. The motion to lay over a committee's report on adoption of a housing ordinance was made by Alderman Newell Allen, Third Ward, a real estate dealer. It was seconded by Louis Bowman, Fourth Ward, a deputy sheriff. Under city council rules, any two aldermen may lay over action on a committee report, which in effect tables action of the report at the meeting. The Housing Committee urged the adoption of a housing ordinance without the inspection clause for the urban renewal program in Dogtown East End Place. The housing committee is composed of Elvis Tarrant,- a real estate dealer, Mclaughlin and James Bailey. The Chicago office of the National Assn. of Real Estate Board told the Telegraph today its organization is against public housing, but not all phases of urban renewal. The Alton Housing Committee said any further urban renewal action should be put to a general vote April, 1965. The Urban Renewal Administrator of the Housing and Home Finance Agency informed the City of Alton last month that a housing ordinance without an inspection clause would be acceptable to proceed on the East End place. Davis, Ooekcu Speak Buddy Davis, representing the Alton-Wood River Area Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, and George Goeken, were allowed to address the council on the urban renewal proposal. Davis urged the adoption of housing ordinance in order to get started on the Dogtown project. "This would not obligate the city to more urban renewal except in the East End area," Davis said. He pointed out the city cannot afford an urban renewal program of its own and must have help !rom the federal government to inance the program. "The area is a disgrace to the city," Davis said, "and there is no sense in putting off action." Davis charged opposition to ur- jan renewal in Alton is led by John Birch Society members. "I think the Birchers are against everything," he said. "The Birch- ers keep referring to our Federal government as some kind of evil :hing. I get the opinion our government is some foreign power." No Personal Galu Davis explained labor is not for urban renewal for personal gain, jecause it won't mean new jobs 'or work in the East End area. "Labor is for urban renewal because that area is an eyesore to .he community and as good citizens we would like to see the ur- worked since 1959 as an adjustor- trainee in the manufacture of ammunition. He lived alone in the iiouse, it was said. English Airliner Delivered to,China HONG KONG (AP)—The first of six Vickers Viscount turbo-prop lirliners ordered by Communist :hiim in 1961 has arrived in Hong Kong for delivery to the Peking [overnment. The planes were sold to tho Red Chinese despite opposition by the U.S. State Department, Typhoon Expected To Hit Guam Today HONOLULU (AP) — Typhoon Wendy was expected to hit Guam with 55 to 75 winds toduy nnd continue her erratic movement, the Honolulu U.S. Weather Bureau forecast. DATA AT THE DAM 8u.m. temporal ure YostorUuy's Inrihu ltll» Illuh H't" Im vacation from Olin, where he had ea cleaned up," he concluded. George Goeken, u member of the John Birch Society, expressed surprise that the housing ordi- junco was going to be discussed Wednesday night without notify-! ng the public first. "Don't be misled, the project is going to cost us money. We must jay 25 per cent of the cost and some of the money for construction of a road In the area will lave to come from motor fuel tax funds," Gockcn said. Goeken repeated many of the u'gumunts he had presented bq- fore the Council on other occasions. Mulius Now Appolntiwwts In connection with Alton's ur* ban redevelopment program, Mayor R W. Day made appoint-, ments to provide new letidursjiijf' for the Citizens Advisory Committee on Urban Renewal -» an 18 member group set up more than a year ago, Ho named as general chalnntio of the committee Charles W, ere, and a* chnimmn of a committee on minority Clayton Williams. Tho voted ununlmus approval. toduy 01) Klver slu(sc dam ut 8 u. hlBhSJI 8 , law 67', roclpUuttoii i in-8, to 8 a.m. ono, With JPI.UCO way the comt have uctive nrospeet of

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